E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
The Hawaiian Language Shall Live

Aloha and welcome to Niuolahiki! The ʻAha Pūnana Leo is proud to offer self-directed online Hawaiian language lessons. Our new chapter lessons are:

• User friendly: One click and the interactive lessons begin.
• Self-paced: You control the flow of learning material.
• Convenient: Enroll and study at anytime from anywhere.
• Affordable: $30.00 per chapter, pay-as-you-go.

Enroll in 4 Easy Steps!

STEP 1: Test your computer’s/device’s Web browser HERE.

STEP 2: Review the Terms & Conditions HERE.

STEP 3: Create a free user profile HERE.

STEP 4: Choose a track and pay via PayPal HERE.

If you have any questions or need assistance:

• Email us: niuolahiki@ahapunanaleo.org
• Call us: (808) 321-6468

If you forgot your password, reset your password HERE. Your username will always be your email address. If you are still unsure on how to enroll into a class, please review our short How to Enroll tutorial.

The first initial chapters of 25 total Nā Kai ʻEwalu chapters are currently available for purchase (pay-as-you-go, chapter-by-chapter). You can register and begin at anytime. Payment is made via a secure connection to PayPal
either via your PayPal account or via credit or debit card. Once payment is complete, you are automatically re-directed to the class page and can begin immediately. Upon successful completion of a chapter exam, you are eligible to receive a beautiful certificate of completion (one per chapter) via email for each self-directed chapter acknowledging your effort and commitment.

You will enjoy online learning if you answer “Yes” to the following:

• I like working and learning on a computer.
• I am self-disciplined enough to follow lessons on my own.
• I am comfortable learning independently. Not being able to see the instructor face-to-face does not bother me.

Learn more about our self-directed courses in detail under the “Course categories” column to the left. Bundle specials are also available.

After looking closer at the the history of Hawaiʻi and her language, we hope that you will consider learning Hawaiian with us. Your participation in these classes contributes to the efforts to revitalize Hawaiian as a daily spoken language.
E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi...The Hawaiian language shall live.

Become a part of our growing online ʻohana today! Kākou like nō hoʻi! Join us!

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ʻAha Pūnana Leo and ʻŌiwi TV Release Three New Videos
by Admin Niuolahiki - Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:58 PM

E hoʻonui kākou i ko kākou ʻike no ka papahana Pūnana Leo a e kaʻana like aku i kēia mau wikiō pōkole me ka ʻohana a me nā hoa.

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ʻAha Pūnana Leo: He Aukahi (A Movement):

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Realization of revitalization: Kennedy furthers Hawaiian language revival
by Admin Niuolahiki - Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 01:35 PM

LāʻieikawaiKennedy Theatre’s “Lā‘ieikawai” is more than a theater production for its cast and crew; it is a milestone for the revitalization of the Hawaiian language and culture on Oʻahu.

Ke‘alohi Reppun, who is seeking her Educational Doctorate in Professional Practice and plays the role of Maileha‘iwale, said that the language that “Lā‘ieikawai” is performed in matters to the culture, but so does the story as well. Ka Moʻolelo >>


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During the entire week of Mele Manaka (Merrie Monarch Hula Festival), you can purchase any single, Track 1 chapter for only $25.00 here. That's $5 off the regular price! "Aʻa i ka hula; waiho i ka hilahila i ka hale! Dare to dance; leave embarrassment at home!" Learn Hawaiian today!

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kik (noun) Protoplanet, i.e. a planet in the process of forming through accretion. Ma ka mūʻumehia ʻana o nā maulele lewa lipo e kino mai ai ke akahōkūhele. A protoplanet forms through the accretion of planetesimals. Lit., embryonic essence of a planet. Play
Unpublished new word list to: Māmaka Kaiao: A Modern Hawaiian Vocabulary, 2003, U.H. Press

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“What a blessing

to have updated books and material to study the Hawaiian language. This course is an invaluable tool for those of us living on the U.S. Continent.” -Niuolahiki Self-directed Student

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ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s Niuolahiki program is named for a legendary coconut tree. In the story, Niu-ola-hiki, in the form of a coconut tree, transports his grandchild on a journey from Hawai‘i to a distant land far across the ocean. Just as this far-reaching coconut tree transports his grandchild to far-away lands, the Niuolahiki Distance Learning Program extends its culturally rooted language program throughout the world. Students of the program reside throughout Hawai‘i and the U.S. continent as well as South America, Europe and Asia.

Coursework for the program is based on the newly revised version of the textbook, Nā Kai ‘Ewalu, written by Dr. Kauanoe Kamanā and Dr. William H. “Pila” Wilson available exclusively for a limited time to our self-directed online learners.

Niu ‘Ō‘io is the jelly-like consistency of the flesh of very young coconuts. Lessons from the textbook Nā Kai ‘Ewalu are taught at this introductory level.

Niu Haohao refers to the soft milky consistency of maturing coconuts, sometimes referred to as “spoon-meat” coconut. Conversational skills will be taught at this intermediate level.

Niu ‘Ilikole refers to the flesh of a half-ripe coconut. Advanced lessons (currently in development) will be taught at this level.

Niuolahiki proudly carries on the work started by Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language back in 2002.

(808) 321-6468 (Honolulu),
or 1-800-498-4979 (Hilo)